Hi I am Carmy Silvestri from Bedfordshire in the UK.
My background is in Psychology and after gaining a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, I always wanted to help people and be of service to others by providing support and coaching in order to empower others to help them live happy and inspired lives. I have had many diverse jobs helping others, including, Health Promotion and Nutrition, the Prison Service, young people’s Sexual Health adviser, youth worker, and I currently work as a Curriculum Manager at the Open University where I manage Psychology courses for students online. Whilst working at the OU for many years, I have been through many diverse life experiences which have led me to find my passion and purpose in life which is to be a Kids Life Coach and to serve children to empower them to lead a more happy, motivated and inspired life.
My company is called Carmy’s Calm Kids Coaching @ Kids Life Studio and at the heart of what I do is my purpose to provide children with the tools they need to put the skills in place to create positive mental well-being and to empower them to become the leaders of their own lives. My coaching will provide many positive benefits to both children and parents by providing the tools to deal with family issues and challenges such as negative thinking, low mood, stress and anxiety. Stress and anxiety are my particular interests and my niche is incorporating CALMING techniques including Reiki within my coaching. Kids have a lot of stress going on in their fast-paced lives and Reiki is a fantastic hands-off form of healing that can help calm the body and mind.
Kids life coaching will not only help motivate and encourage children to be more confident in using the tools to overcome life’s challenges and setbacks, but children will share what they have learnt with their parents, which will relieve anxieties and pressures felt by other family members also. As a kid’s life coach, I am a neutral mentor and I work alongside parents to coach their children. The benefits of this are magical and help alleviate the pain that is often felt as parents, the ‘tearing your hair out moments’ where you wish there was a fairy godmother who could turn it all around. My unique ability to achieve this comes from a similar place and the pain that I once found myself in, following a divorce and losing my best friend, my mum, and feeling totally isolated as a single mother of two beautiful children but struggling to cope with everyday life. I was surviving each day but not really enjoying my life or feeling happy as I had my own healing to do as well as serve my children the best I could, and that is what we all thrive to do. But I needed and wanted someone to help me cope with life to relieve the pressure and to better serve my children so that they could learn the skills that I felt unable to teach at the time because life was too much, and I was just ‘getting by’. I wish I had a kid’s life coach to help with the additional skills that my children also needed at the time to cope with the challenges and the bereavements and the grieving and dealing with all of the curve balls that life throws at you.
From my personal experience, I now understand that as parents we all welcome that extra support when raising children because it is true, it takes a village to raise a child and you cannot do it all alone, or if you try to, then it really is a struggle at times. And there is strength in asking for help and support. I learnt some very important lessons from my experiences and understood that as parents you need a lot of support, advice and resources to help with certain issues because you cannot learn everything about parenting from just a book, that’s all theory and we all understand that in practice, it’s not as easy! Children need tangible tools and the knowledge to practise the skills to become stronger human beings inside, and to learn to control how they react to stressful situations that life brings.
My Special Interests:
• Dealing with stress and anxiety relating to life situations
• Supporting children to develop a positive mindset
• Meditation for healing
• Reiki healing
• Dealing with the loss of a loved one
• Certified Kids Life Studio coach
• BSc Hons degree in Psychology
• Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration